Sunday, November 29, 2009

Last Karloff Post

Karloff sketch drawn in 12 seconds. And it shows.

Saturday, November 28, 2009


“Thriller” Boris. Cameos-in-beach-party-movies Boris. Guest-shots-on-TV-variety-shows Boris. “How the Grinch Stole Xmas” Boris. For more Boris Karloff Blogathon sites check out

Friday, November 27, 2009


Thursday, November 26, 2009

Isle of the Dead

BK as the crazy ass Greek general in the first of the trio of films he made for producer Val Lewton. Reportedly, Boris counted all three among his favorites.
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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Another BK Day

Boris Karloff blogathon continues. Pretty easy to come up with a new doodle every day when your subject looked so different in so many movies. Check out some other Boris Blogs:

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Karloff the Uncanny

Here's a doodle of BK I originally blogged earlier this year. That sort-of-tilty-down-with-the-face-and-tilty-up-with-the-eyes thing was his stock and trade, and he was giving audiences the creeps with it long before anyone thought of using chainsaws in horror movies. I like the part in THE BLACK ROOM when he sits down and has a little snack and muses: "A pear is the best fruit! Lots of juice in a pear! Adam should've chosen a pear. I like the feel of a pear! And when you're through with it..." (tosses it away) At this point he strangles his mistress and throws her body into a hidden pit.

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Monday, November 23, 2009

Happy Birthday, Boris!

A full week of world wide blogs all about one of my favorite movie stars. I was just thinking how odd this slender, bow legged actor should shoot to international fame playing a mute giant. Today we think first of that voice... and those eyes! The legend has it when Jack Pierce first made Karloff up as the Frankenstein monster, it was Boris himself who suggested they putty up his eyelids to ratchet up the undead factor. Boris Karloff playing his signature role with his eyes partially obscured strikes me a little like Shirley Temple singing "On the Good Ship Lolly Pop" with her dimples plugged up. But there you are.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Down for the third time

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Fuzzy Thinking

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Flippin' his lid

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Wiener Dog

Bow. Wow.

Monday, November 16, 2009

All screwed up

Spiral head.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Just missed Friday the 13th

Hard luck character shows up one day late. Fortunately.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Pigs in love

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The main attraction

Monday, November 9, 2009

When you don't have a pencil sharpener...

just use the the side of the pencil lead and keep on drawing.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Doggie Doodle

Plenty o' pooches.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Post It Bear

Friday, November 6, 2009

Guess what I'm thinking about...


Thursday, November 5, 2009

A mean squint

Well, I'm callin' it a squint. Either that or he has "three's" for eyes.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Skulking Guy

Shifty type. Not to be trusted. Little eyes. Hey, and he has knobby thumbs, too!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Halloween Hangover

Monday, November 2, 2009

One Thing

And just one thing...

Sunday, November 1, 2009

A Little Post Halloween Leftover